28 February 2009

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  • 100% natural label is 'virtually impossible' after ASA's ad ruling

    28 Feb 2009

    Food and drink manufacturers will find it “virtually impossible” to label products as 100% natural in the wake of a ruling by advertising regulators. The Advertising Standards Authority this week ruled that an advert for Müller’s Little Stars...

  • Acid Test: Century Hill Sauvignon Blanc

    28 Feb 2009

    Is an "easy to open bottle" really the best thing about this white wine?

  • Ad of the Week: Sir Bobby plods the Charlton charm once again

    28 Feb 2009

    As Manchester United marches inexorably to yet another Premier League title, how apt that another corporate behemoth, Danone, should again wheel out legendary former Red Devil Sir Bobby of Charlton to plug its death-defying yoghurt drink...

  • Advertising: Slim-Fast taps into new year resolutions

    28 Feb 2009

    The binge and purge cycle of Christmas consumption and new year resolutions make January and February vital for the health supplement and diet market.

  • Anheuser InBev to concentrate on debt as merger costs swallow profits

    06 Mar 2009

    Anheuser-Busch InBev could be set to sell off a number of brands to reduce its debt following the announcement that integration costs from its landmark merger resulted in a 95% collapse in fourth-quarter profit.

  • Arniston Bay adds sparkle to rosé range

    28 Feb 2009

    Arniston Bay owner The Company of Wine People is adding a sparkling variant to its rosé portfolio. Arniston Bay Sparkling Rosé, which is being rolled out now at £7.99, is being positioned as a "zesty tropical fruit" offering.  It would...

  • Asda considers online cross-border shopping

    28 Feb 2009

    Asda is trying to extend its online shopping service to the Republic of Ireland so shoppers can take advantage of the weak pound and buy groceries through stores north of the border. Asda CEO Andy Bond said that although there were no plans...

  • Asda revamps website and delivery fees

    28 Feb 2009

    Asda is overhauling its home shopping groceries website to make it clearer and easier to use. It has also changed its delivery charges, bringing them into line with Tesco’s and Sainsbury's charges, with weekend slots going up in price from...

  • Artisan goes graffiti for edgy new egg

    28 Feb 2009

    Posh chocolatier Artisan du Chocolat is launching a new range of Easter eggs inspired by the work of street graffiti artists.The Who's Your Bunny Graffiti Egg was designed by professional graffiti artists Graffiti Kings and is available at...

  • Banana prices will rise warns Chiquita

    28 Feb 2009

    Chiquita has warned it will continue to seek higher returns from its customers as it grapples with fruit cost increases.Banana sourcing and production costs were expected to rise in 2009 as a result of high fruit prices, government-imposed...

  • Around the Papers 2/3/09

    02 Mar 2009

    Meat prices climb; marmalade falls; Darjeeling faces name change

  • Around the Papers 3/3/09

    03 Mar 2009

    Upbeat Dutchmen; Tesco cashes in on banker hate; fruit juice in liver failure terror

  • Asda adds to share with 400,000 new shoppers

    04 Mar 2009

    More than 400,000 new shoppers visited Asda in the past three months, new figures from Nielsen reveal, as the supermarket giant continues to grow its share of the UK grocery market.

  • Around the Papers 4/3/09

    04 Mar 2009

    Melamine victims can sue; Warburg in for Premier; Tesco won't sell wine

  • Around the Papers 5/3/09

    05 Mar 2009

    Premier and Tesco dominate; meat prices up; Ramsay in a stew

  • Avian flu scare given all-clear by Defra

    06 Mar 2009

    Officials have given the all-clear to the two Bernard Matthews poultry farms in East Anglia hit by reports of avian flu last week after determining the strain was not dangerous.

  • Around the Papers 6/3/09

    06 Mar 2009

    More Premier; Greggs to cut the calories; Cheese & Onion beats Ready Salted

  • Asda's home-selling service discontinued

    28 Feb 2009

    Asda has dropped its in-store property service because it "just wasn't working in this current climate".The retailer had tried to make the HomesinAsda service work but was forced to make the decision as it did not fit in with Asda's low-cost...

  • Beefy and Lamby lose places in Eblex squad

    28 Feb 2009

    It's not just England's current cricketers that are having a bad season - Beefy and Lamby have been ditched as the faces of Eblex's meat adverts. Ian Botham and Allan Lamb have promoted beef and lamb since 2004, but Eblex did not renew their...

  • Brasserie gives cheese masterclass

    28 Feb 2009

    London brasserie Le Bouchon Breton is to launch a monthly cheese masterclass for the public in a move aimed at expanding shoppers' knowledge of regional varieties.The masterclasses, starting next month, will be run by newly appointed...

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